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Questions tagged [armor]

Use this tag for questions concerning the armor used in a work of science fiction or fantasy.

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Why do Clone Commando visors glow?

The title is pretty self-explanatory. In the Republic Commando video game and the two or three episodes of The Clone Wars in which Clone Commandos appear, why do their helmet T-visors glow? I don't ...
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How do Space Marines put their helmet over long hair?

Some Imperial Space Marines in Warhammer 40K are shown with long hair and/or long beards - the Space Wolves in particular. This must get in the way if they ever have to put on a helmet quickly, in the ...
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Why do immortals not use any neck armour in Highlander (1986)?

An Immortal in Highlander can die only if decapitated. That is their only vulnerable point in a sword fight. (I stick to the canon of the original Highlander, as in Highlander V we see immortals ...
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Looking for an old animated show about humans in body armor [closed]

As far as I remember it ran around the 90s, or perhaps very early 2000s. Not the Centurions. The show had somewhat futuristic theme, about humans wearing armor in gold and blue with glass visors. ...
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Searching for Sci-fi novel from the 1980's

I am trying to find a sci-fi novel I read briefly when I was young and waiting in line at a Goodwill. The main subject was about a soldier in power armor fighting a race of lizard like aliens and in ...
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WH40K: Deathwatch: What helmet is this?

The cover of the Warhammer 40K: Deathwatch RPG's core rulebook depicts several space marines. One of them (second from the left in the picture below) is wearing an unusual snouted helmet design. At ...
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Is there an in-universe explanation in the 90s Iron Man cartoon as to why he can summon his special suits?

Tony Stark can summon his suits (and in the fighting video games where he appears, his weapons) that aren't nearby (i.e. you don't see him telling JARVIS to have them on standby or to follow him). Is ...
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If PPGs don't penetrate metal, why didn't people use armour in Babylon 5?

Phased Plasma Guns (PPGs) are used on ships because they won't penetrate ship hulls. Based on what I've seen, there doesn't seem to be much use of body armour, (metal or otherwise). In a setting ...
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Can slugthrowers penetrate stormtrooper armour?

Many Star Wars fans claim no (including on this site, I see the claim often backed by no citation), as does one journal entry for Star Wars Rebels: Rebel Journal by Ezra Bridger (at least according to ...
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Did Vader reach out to the Force to reacquire his lost potential? [duplicate]

Vader was pretty much discarded once his Midichlorian count diminished after being mauled by Obi but couldn't he reach out to the Force and reacquire his lost potential? He was in a great position to ...
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Can Kevlar or some other kind of body armor stop unforgivable curse?

As the question states, would Kevlar or body armor stop an unforgivable curse like Avada Kedavra? It is shown in Harry Potter and OotP that unforgivable curses can be blocked by solid objects: “I ...
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What do the tallies on Captain Rex's armor represent?

In the Star Wars: Rebels episode, "The Last Battle," Rex states that he doesn't keep track of how many droids he's destroyed like some clones did. That got me thinking, do we know what the tallies on ...
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Is Halo's Mjolnir related to the Thor Mjolnir?

In the Halo series the Masterchief (Spartan-117) wears a suit of armour called the Mjolnir Powered Assault Armor. I'm wondering whether this "Mjolnir" has anything to do with the Mjolnir from the ...
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Why didn't the dwarves use their shiny armor for the final battle?

In the Battle of the Five Armies movie, near the end the dwarves are all equipped with shiny armor that they found in Erebor. But for the final battle, they all go to combat without any armor. So they ...
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What is the shape on Darth Vader's crotch for?

In this related question, we learn that Vader somehow recycles his bodily waste within his suit. Which leads to another question: Then what is the shape on the crotch for? (Canon & EU/legends ...
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Why didn't the First Order improve their Stormtroopers' armor?

It's been asked on this site what kind of material the Stormtrooper armor are made of because they seem to offer no damage resistance at all to blasters and whatnot. What I'm interested in is why the ...
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What is stormtrooper armor made of?

The question is pretty simple: What is stormtrooper armor made of, and how is it constructed?
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A powered hockey suit

I remember a TV movie or mini series from the early 80’s that involved an iron man type of power suit, and I think it was used to play hockey. I don’t think that was the main focus of the show, but ...
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Are Stormtroopers' armor ineffective against Stormtrooper blasters?

I've read that the reason why the Rebels could take out Stormtroopers in single shots was due to very powerful blasters, but in many instances someone takes a Stormtrooper rifle and takes out other ...
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(40k) How does a Space Marine get into and out of his power armor?

How does a space marine get into his armor? I understand that the armor itself is separated into segments, such as the torso and pauldrons are separate and can be replaced when damaged. Is the armor ...
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Are old order stormtrooper helmets more sight restrictive than clone helmets?

In the last episode of Star Wars Rebels, Rex had to disguise himself as a stormtrooper. When their cover was blown, Kanaan and Rex had to fight out if a star destroyer. During the firefight, Rex ...
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What happened to all the Cortosis metal, armor and weapons?

In 4,000 BBY, Cortosis was incredibly common, with street thugs having full Cortosis armor and weapons, as seen in the Knights of the Old Republic series. However, by the time of the Clone Wars, ...
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What kind of armor do men of the Night's Watch wear?

I have been watching Game of Thrones and was wondering what type of armor do the brothers of the Night's Watch wear?